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World Language Studies Placement Exam

Students who have previously studied French, German, Japanese or Spanish are encouraged to take the World Language Studies Placement Examination before enrolling in a language course at IUSB.  The exam will place you into a course at the appropriate level and may be used to earn special credit.  The placement exam fee is $13.80 and will be billed to your account.

  • You must reserve a spot by sending an email to Prof. Davis at jdavis3@iusb.edu with your Student ID #, the exam you wish to take and the date you wish to take it. 
  • You must reserve more than 24 hours in advance.  
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before a scheduled start time.
  • You must bring a picture ID
  • The Spanish, French and German exams are now computer adaptive.  The amount of time to complete the exam depends on your level.  It will not take more than 60 minutes.
  • Students taking the Japanese exam may take up to 2 hours.
  • If you arrive after the scheduled start time you will NOT be permitted to take the exam at that time.

Spring 2016
World Language Studies Placement Exam Dates

Day Date Time Location
Wednesday March 23 4:00p DW 1105
Thursday March 24 1:00p DW 1105
Friday March 25 11:00a DW 1105
Monday March 28 5:30p DW 1105
Tuesday March 29 6:00p DW 1105
Thursday March 31 6:00p DW 1105
Friday April 1 1:00p DW 1105

The Spanish, French, and German exams are one hour long. Japanese exams may take up to 2 hours. All exams are administered in Wiekamp Hall (DW) 1105 (Language Resource Center) on the IU South Bend campus. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, and you must bring a photo ID and a pen or pencil. If you arrive after the scheduled start time you will NOT be permitted to take the exam at that time.

If you have any questions about the World Languages Placement exam, please contact Professor John B. Davis by e-mail at jdavis3@iusb.edu.